Paul Dini at Santa Clarita, CA's Brave New World December 18th

Official Press Release

Brave New World, Santa Clarita Valley's premiere pop culture superstore, in association with Paul Dini (Writer of (Batman Animated Series , LOST, and more comics than you could spend a rainy Saturday with) present the JINGLE BALL, Saturday, December 18th . Brave New World has built a reputation for innovative and exciting release parties and comic book themed events, and Paul Dini's annual Christmas party is the stuff of legend. For the first time these to two titans of revelry have teamed to bring Los Angeles the biggest holiday party ever. VIP invitations have already gone out, and while we can't tell you who's on the guest list, chances are that their names are on your bookshelves, in your comic boxes and programmed into your Tivo harddrive.

Paul Dini got his start in animation with Droids and Ewoks, and quickly shot to the top of the animation field, co-creating the Batman Animated series with artist Bruce Timm. He has written for numerous television and movie projects, and is currently writing for the runaway hit television series LOST. His comic book prowess is evident in the series of graphic novels exploring the DC superheroes, illustrated by fan favorite artist Alex Ross. In addition to critical acclaim, he has also made comics history with long time creative partner Bruce Timm, with the Batman graphic novel Mad Love introducing the comics world to a character named Harley Quinn. Dini has been interested in Christmas from a very young age, and Jingle Belle for almost as long.

Brave New World has been wowing comics fans, creators, artists, and fellow retailers for nearly 15 years. Their party prowess has proved time and again, from the star studded release of Warren Ellis' Switchblade Honey, to displaying a 2003 Mini Cooper in the middle of the store to promote the Mini-Mini-Mini Show celebrating mini cars, mini comics and mini skirts. Proprietors Atom! and Portlyn have been big fans of Christmas for nearly as long as they've been fans of Paul Dini, and are 'thrilled' to be involved in this monumental holiday happening. Says Atom!,"The plans are amazing, the guest list is astounding, the store is fantastic, and the party should be all of the above!".

Jingle Ball centers around the character Jingle Belle, the creation of Paul Dini and the perpetually rebellious teenage daughter of Santa Claus. Mr. Dini has been publishing this creator owned work every holiday season for the past several years. Jingle Belle has been published by Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics. In addition to co-hosting this blow-out shindig, Dini will be signing his award-winning comics at Brave New World from 2 to 5 pm on the 18th. Brave New World will then close it's doors at 6 o'clock and reopen them at 7pm for the Jingle Ball. While the Jingle Ball is a private party, fans who would like to hobnob with the bigwigs, swill nog with the creators, and swing with Jing should contact Brave New World right away as only a few Fan Party Passes are still available. Contact Atom! or Portlyn at 661.259.4745, or RSVP@bravenewworldcomics.com

More Jingle Belle images available on request.

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